Columbus State University has announced the appointment of Michael McFalls to the position of Director of Pasaquan.
McFalls is a practicing artist who received his B.F.A. in Fine Arts from The Columbus (Ohio) College of Art and Design and his M.F.A. from The University of California at Davis. Prior to joining CSU, he served as the Art Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Art at The University of Maine at Farmington. He recently completed a six-month Fulbright Fellowship in Sweden at the University of Gothenburg, HDK Steneby and has received numerous scholarships and awards, including; the Pitzerker Foundation Endowed Fellowship, the College of the Arts Teaching Award, College of the Arts Faculty Research Award, as well as being nominated for the University Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award. Mike has been a resident and visiting artist at Sculpture Space, Inc., The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Australia National University, Dartmouth College, Furman University and many more. McFalls has had numerous exhibitions at national and international venues. Over the last 5 years he was the co-director for the USG European Council, Waterford Ireland Program with Dr. Howard Keeley from Georgia Southern University and was the director of the CSU’s Art in Japan Program.
Columbus State University is scheduled to assume ownership of Pasaquan in December of this year, with programming to begin in late spring, when it is anticipated that restoration will be complete. A grand re-opening of a completely restored Pasaquan is being planned for October of 2016.